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South American competitions get increases in Africa
This month’s deals for South American football rights followed a trend in the sub-Saharan African sports rights market in 2016 – Kwesé Sports and StarTimes acquired second-tier properties, Fox Sports were outbid and SuperSport let go of a poorly-performing property.
Fox snatches US Open
Fox Networks Group significantly increased the value of US Open rights across Asia as the syndicator’s regional broadcast arm sought to complete its coverage of the tennis grand slams.
Fox considers tennis channel launch after WTA acquisition
Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has positioned itself as the home of tennis in the Netherlands following deals for ATP and WTA rights in recent weeks.
Sanzar negotiates tough home markets and wins big in UK, France and Middle East
Southern hemisphere rugby rights have increased significantly in global value, driven by explosive growth in the UK, France and the Middle East, and supported by strong returns in difficult core markets.
IMG-SUM sees opportunities in cleaned-up Copa
Distributing the commercial rights to next summer’s Copa América Centenario is a “great opportunity” for the IMG agency.
Nine win, Fox Sports in as NRL rewrites its future
Australia’s National Rugby League this week said its unprecedented decision to strike a deal for free-to-air rights ahead of negotiating pay-television rights had contributed to its record total media-rights income.
MLS back on Fox after long talks
Fox Sports Africa has restarted its coverage of Major League Soccer in sub-Saharan Africa after year-long negotiations with IMG and Soccer United Marketing.
Traffic digs heels in over Conmebol rights
The Traffic Sports agency has said that it remains the international rights-holder for a series of tournaments operated by Conmebol, after the governing body of football in Latin America announced it had agreed a deal with pay-television broadcaster Fox International Channels.
Fox International Channels picks up Conmebol rights
International pay-television broadcaster Fox International Channels has acquired rights for a series of tournaments operated by Conmebol, the governing body of football in Latin America.
Copa partner will face race against time
The contract for the unsold commercial rights to next year’s centenary edition of the Copa América represents an opportunity for sports-rights agencies to build relationships with the two governing bodies of football in the Americas.
UFC opens up Africa by agreeing landmark Fox deal
The Ultimate Fighting Championship last month signed off its first English-language broadcast deal in sub-Saharan Africa, plugging a large gap in its global footprint.
Fox takes up MLS baton in LatAm
Fox Sports Latin America this week enhanced its football portfolio with a deal for US Major League Soccer.
Mixed results so far as NFL rolls out across Europe
The National Football League has endured mixed fortunes in its early deals in Europe, earning increases in Germany and France but seeing the value of its rights fall in the Netherlands.
Fox Olympics sell-off marks end of failed sports plan
Fox’s deal to sublicense rights to the 2016 Olympic Games in Turkey to the Saran Media agency marks the end of its failed experiment with sport in the Turkish market.
Fox International Channels appoints Rutten to new role
The Fox International Channels (FIC) broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox has appointed Frank Rutten as executive vice-president of its operations in Europe and Africa.
Ligue 1 secures growth from key African market
France’s Ligue 1 has earned an increase of 20 to 25 per cent in the value of its media rights in sub-Saharan Africa following deals agreed in recent weeks.
Saran snaps up Rio Games rights in Turkey
The Saran Media agency has acquired rights in Turkey for the 2016 summer Olympic Games.